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Picnic Potato Salad

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Picnic Potato Salad

Picnic Potato Salad

Photo: Diana Rattray
This salad is delicious with just about anything grilled, and always tastes best outdoors! Feel free to use chopped green onions instead of red onions in this flavorful salad.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 3 pounds potatoes, cooked until just tender, cubed, cooled
  • 5 or 6 hard cooked eggs, cooled, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped celery, optional
  • thinly sliced tomatoes and cucumber, for garnish, optional
  • .
  • Dressing:
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise (a little more or less, as desired)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste


Combine potatoes, egg, onions, and celery. Stir in mayonnaise, mustard, and salt and pepper to taste. (Stir the mayonnaise and mustard in a little at a time, until you have the flavor and consistency you like.)
Top with thinly sliced tomatoes and cucumber, if desired.
Serves 6 to 8.

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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
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I was looking for a recipe close to the one I've had growing up because I was tired of guessing at ratios. This is pretty much it with a couple of variations. My mom used green onions instead of red onions, so that is what I had already bought and used, but I'm sure red onions would taste great too. Also, she'd put black olives in her salad. This is so delicious and much better than store bought. I think it's the vinegar that I do not like in store bought potato salads.

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